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DIY Poured Abstract Art Chest of Drawers

Paint pour a basic set of drawers to have a abstract look with FolkArt Pouring Medium and FolkArt Acrylic Paints. The marbled effect paint pouring gives to this set of drawers is absolutely stunning and elegant. Try paint pouring your home decor and craft projects today!

At a Glance:

Project #15524 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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supplies

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Midnight Garden, 2 oz. - 2496

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz. - 901

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Seashell Pink, 2 oz. - 2485

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Mauve Dust, 2 oz. - 4661

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pale Gray, 2 oz. - 6463

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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FolkArt ® Pouring Medium™, 16 oz. - 2689

Number Needed: 1 $10.99
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Midnight Garden, 2 oz. - 2496

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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Plaid ® Brush Sets - Wood Brush Set, Flats - 44219

Number Needed: 1 $3.59
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FolkArt ® Finishes - Artists Varnish - Satin, 2 oz. - 885

Number Needed: 1 $2.99 $1.50
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Other Supplies

  • Small chest of drawers 
  • Screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Craft knife
  • Gloves
  • Wipes
  • Plastic cups
  • Craft sticks
  • Thumb tacks
  • Cardboard 
  • Baker's rack (optional)

instructions

Step-by-Step Instructions

Preparation

Create a raised, covered space to place your surface once you've poured your paint, such as thumbtacks in cardboard or a baker's rack.

Pouring Technique

Clean Pour – the Clean Pour technique allows for more controlled, flowing of paint resulting in more defined shapes. This is also called a direct pour. First, mix each color with pouring medium in a separate cup, then pour each cup individually and directly onto your project surface. Wearing gloves, then lift and tile your surface to allow the paint to flow as desired. 

Dirty Pour – the Dirty Pour technique creates an elegant, marbled effect. A flip-cup pour is also a form of dirty pour. Mix all or multiple colors with medium in a cup, then pour onto your project surface as desired.

  1. Remove the drawers from your dresser and attach them together with screws so that they resemble one long drawer. Remove the knobs from the drawers.
  2. Pour your Midnight Garden, Wicker White, Seashell Pink, Mauve Dust, and Pale Gray on the front of your drawers and tilt/swirl until you reach your desired pattern. Allow to dry fully.
  3. Paint the remainder of your dresser in Midnight Garden and let dry.

Drying and Finishing

Place your painted project on the raised surface and allow to dry and cure for 24-48 hours for optimal results. Once dry, seal your project with FolkArt Varnish. 

resources

Related Resources

FolkArt FAQs

FolkArt FAQs

Frequently asked questions about FolkArt Paint.

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FolkArt Formula Guide

FolkArt Formula Guide

Crafting a new surface? Learn which FolkArt paint works best!

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FolkArt Metallic Acrylic Paint Color Chart

FolkArt Metallic Acrylic Paint Color Chart

Download the latest color chart for FolkArt Metallic Acrylic Paint.

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FolkArt Neon Matte Acrylic Craft Paint Color Chart

FolkArt Neon Matte Acrylic Craft Paint Color Chart

See the complete assortment of FolkArt Neon Matte Acrylic Craft Paint by downloading the color chart

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FolkArt Premium Acrylic Paint Color Chart

FolkArt Premium Acrylic Paint Color Chart

View the complete color assortment for FolkArt Premium Acrylic Paint by downloading the latest

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Acrylic Paint Pouring 101 Guide

Acrylic Paint Pouring 101 Guide

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Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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